How to convert Blu-ray to MKV format with AC3 5.1 sound
This article mainly shows you how to convert and backup your Blu-ray discs to MKV format with AC3 (Dobly Digital) 5.1 audio. Also some tips to increase the volume when converting the original Blu-ray discs.
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In order to keep Blu-ray discs from scratching, or manage your movies in a more convenient way, most of you are fond of backing up your Blu-ray discs into MKV format. So how to convert Blu-ray to MKV with AC3 (Dobly Digital) 5.1 audio? And how to increase the volume level when converting the original Blu-Ray disc so that the volume of the resulting MKV file audio is louder. If you're confused about this, just read the aritcle carefully.
Here I will take Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper (they currently have sale -40% Off during its Christmas and New Year Giveaway Specials) for example to show you how to package Blu-ray to MKV format with AC3 sound and how to increase the Volume Level.
Overall, the program is easy to use and can help you fast rip 3D Blu-ray discs, 2D Blu-ray Discs and standard DVDs to AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, OGG, FLAC, WAV, etc. for playing and sharing anywhere. Meanwhile, it can help you backup your Blu-rays to your required HD and SD media formats with AC3 (Dobly Digital) 5.1 audio. You can also increase the volume level when converting the original Blu-Ray disc so that the volume of the resulting MKV file audio is louder. Below is a simple how:
Note: This guide uses Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Windows (Windows 8 compatible) screenshots. The way copying Blu-ray to MKV format with Dobly Digital 5.1 audio is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system. A BD drive is needed for ripping Blu-ray discs.
Step 1: Insert your Blu-ray disc to BD drive and run the Blu-ray Ripper. Click "Blu-ray disc" icon to load your Blu-ray files. You can also add DVD disc, ISO/IFO and BD/DVD folders.
Step 2: Select MKV as output format. Click "Format" bar, and move mouse cursor to Common Video > MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv) or HD Video > MKV HD Video (*.mkv), click to choose as output format.
Step 3: Then click "Settings" and customize advanced audio and video parameters. Here you choose a favorable format from versatile video and audio formats. Since we're talking about 5.1 sound, so just set "Codec" to "AC3" and "Channels" to "5.1 channels", and confirm your settings by clicking "OK". You can change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc.
Keep in mind the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.
Tip: Increase the Volume Level. Click "Edit" icon at the top menu bar, do as follows:
Step 4: Finally click on "Convert" button to start ripping Blu-ray disc to MKV format with AC3 5.1 audio.
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